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Ghost Walks, The

Published 1934
Topics mystery

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 1:03:23
Producer Maury M. Cohen
Production Company Invincible Pictures Corp.
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: I_h8_screen_names - - October 22, 2013
Subject: Silly little "old, dark house mystery"...
It was a nice little diversion. I love the old dark house mysteres and I am always on the lookout for them. This one had kind of a mixed-up plot, but Johnny Arthur is great in it and has some pretty funny lines.
There is a lot of double entendre humor about Homer (Mr. Arthur's character)and his boss that reminds me of the some of Mae West's zingers in her films.
Reviewer: Aitchondo - - May 26, 2012
Subject: Well worth the Watch
Richard Carle and Johnny Arthur and the Union Clock, Spencer Charters as the guard, and all the others. Acting, set, direction, all well worth a watch. Can't wait to see The Ghost Talks, the spoof of this movie.
Reviewer: babe917 - - December 31, 2009
Subject: fun movie
i really liked this movie! a fun little mystery with comedy! its an enjoyable film everyone should see! it was interesting to watch as the play ended & the real stuff began & the producer & his lil friend still thought the play was going on! it was a fun movie & i liked how it all played out!
Reviewer: doowopbob - - August 9, 2008
Subject: Boo's Who?
There's 6 Minutes Missing From This Classic.........It Should Have All Wound Up On Cutting Room Floor!....Bout As Spooky As Your Grandmothers Teeth In A Jug!
Reviewer: Peter Cushing Hammer Horror - - November 13, 2007
Subject: you don't need millions to make a great movie
Great acting, and the actors lead the story, Packs a whole story in to just over an hour,Just shows that it can be done on a modest budget.I'd reccomend this movie to any one... more of the same please.
Reviewer: Leftraru - - December 5, 2006
Subject: ghost
Reviewer: billbarstad - - January 4, 2006
Subject: Entertaining
The movie starts with a writer driving a play producer and his assistant to his home to present a play he has written. Road conditions force them to abandon their plan and to take refuge at a nearby house this dark and stormy night. Little do the writer's passengers realize that this is his plan.

The actors awaiting them proceed with the play. The obviously gay couple, absorbed with their current predicament, none the wiser. However, the plan soon starts to unravel.

This is the best 'Old House' mystery I've found so far here at IA. Lots of humor, a fast-enough pace, a homicidal maniac and disappearing actors keep it entertaining.

The dialog seems stilted at times, but this may be due to the movie's age.
Reviewer: Nils Jeppe - - December 30, 2005
Subject: Good movie
This is a good movie. It's not really scary by today's standards, but there are some suspenseful moments (well, if you're watching this at 5am or something). The actors are great, the dialogue is fun, there are even quite a few jokes that work well. Homer, the secretary, is by far the best most enjoyable.

The 256kbit mpeg4 video's quality isn't all that great. the movie has scratches and specks - as can be expected - but the added compression artifacts reasult in an image quality that is pretty unwatchable. Unless you intend to put this on a mobile device you should grab the MPEG1 version.

At any rate, I really enjoyed this movie. It's easy fun, it's free, and I recommend that you check this out.
Reviewer: kareneliot - - December 29, 2005
Subject: Turns into a great movie.
Great mystery.
Reviewer: LeoF - - July 19, 2005
Subject: The Ghost Walks and giggles
No offence meant but all things considered it was had to believe this was an American and not an English film. The style, costumes, setting and giggling humor are very English.
Reviewer: moxey - - June 2, 2005
Subject: johnny arthur
johnny arthur{homer} steals the show.
some of his lines in this movie had me screaming with laughter.
and the story line is excellent.murders,missing bodies,secret doors and passages.
great movie.

johnny arthur i belive once played "spanky's" father on "the little rascles"
Reviewer: Travisab1 - - May 26, 2005
Subject: Ghost Walks, The
I loved this show. It has all the secret panels in the walls, eyes from a picture some nasty guy watches folks in the den from. People being snatched from beds and closets. All this brings back those beautiful memories of when I was a kid and got the begeebies scared out of me watching these kinds of shows. Good show for kids...and me.
Reviewer: ricmarc - - March 26, 2005
Subject: Nifty little mystery with gay subtext

The Ghost Walks is a nifty little mystery with a great twist, snappy dialog, and best of all a pansy played to the twittery hilt by character actor Johnny Arthur which never demeans or denigrates his character. Mr. Arthur is great in his role of Homer Erskine bringing great comic relief as the secretary of the Broadway producer Herman Wood, played by another great character actor Richard Carle.

They play off of each other superbly.

Although the acceptable words of the time sissy and cream puff are used to describe the character of Homer, it is never mean spirited or meant as denigration, and are not spoken by the manly males of the film but by his employer, who fires and rehires him every other scene and who displays an almost exasperated affection for his devoted employee.

There is a great scene where Homer tells his boss that he has devoted the best years of his life to him and has been everything but a mother to him.

The mystery angle of the film is very entertaining, and the twist at the end might just leave you in stitches.

For a low budget poverty row picture, this film has superb set decoration and great costuming.

Director Frank Strayer ably handles his cast and this film holds together much better than some of his other low budget mystery attempts, but he had a great script to work with and some wonderful actors to carry it through.

This film is a must see for devotees of poverty row films, old dark house mysteries (they actually managed to work in the lines "It was a dark and stormy night)and it has the added bonus of being an early representation of a gay character in film where nothing bad happens to them in the end.
Reviewer: Jah Gussi - - March 24, 2005
Subject: Ghost Numbers 432
The other day I checked here the total number of films was 432 today 430 two films have gone over to the other side anyone one know which ones have gone missing?

Date 23rd March 2003, it's now gone down to 429 another film turns into a ghost.
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